6 things you probably did not know about coffee

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Interesting coffee facts we like:

  • Coffee is actually a seed. We call it a bean because its resemblance to beans.
  • 10-15% of coffee cherries have a naturally occurring defect that allow only one seed to grow per cherry as opposed to two. This produces a smaller, rounder seed called a peaberry, rumored to taste better, the peaberry is hand sorted and could just be better selected.
  • Caffeine occurs in coffee as a natural insect repellent! Generally higher grown coffee has less caffeine as it needs less protection against insects.
  • A typical espresso has 60mg of caffeine, however a South African coffee company, Black Insomnia coffee, holds the title as the world’s strongest coffee at 702mg per cup! Yikes!
  • Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world, second only to Crude oil.
  • Around 400 billion cups of coffee are served annually worldwide, that’s a lot of coffee!

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